Bradford Poor Law Union: Papers and Correspondence with the Poor Law Commission, October 1834-January 1839
Yorkshire Archaeological Society, 2004 - 226 pages
The passage of the 1834 Poor Law Amendment Act created an immense archive of letters, reports and memos from the responsible bodies. The papers form part of the huge Ministry of Health archive held at the National Archives at Kew, where the lack of an effective index or list of contents hinders access to this key resource. Thus Paul Carter's transcription of the Bradford Poor Law Union correspondence is the first regional collection to have been fully transcribed, and from it can be seen the wealth of social and historical detail contained in the papers. The Bradford material contains the raw data for this highly detailed investigation into the changes from the 'old' to the 'new' poor law system in one of the fastest growing urban centres in England. Chapters cover local and national relief provision, and the full remit of poor law concerns from individual pauper cases and workhouse provision to alarm in relation to the growth of radical working class ideas and the anti-Poor Law riots in the town. Transcriptions of the surviving assizes court material are also included. Dr PAUL CARTER works at the National Archives. He previously lectured on modern British history at Birkbeck College London.
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acknowledge allowed answer appear application appointed Assistant attended Board of Guardians Bradford Union called charge Churchwardens Clerk Commissioners for England Committee Constables copy correspondence Court House dated day of February December desire directed District door duty elected enclosed with item England and Wales Examined Form forward Friday further Gentlemen George given held Hunsworth Idle immediately industry instant issued James January John Reid Wagstaff Joseph letter London Lord John Russell magistrates majority March meeting Monday notice November Office opinion Overseers paid Parish parties persons Poor Law Commission Poor Law Commissioners Power present proceedings proposed Protest Pudsey ratepayers rates Receipt received reference relief Report request respect Richard Riding of Yorkshire sent Serv Signed Somerset House taken Thomas Thompson Thornton town Township Valuation voting West Riding Workhouse Yorkshire